In deep space lies the alien sector Larkin. You are there on a mission to obtain energy sources that have been seized by the evil Larkins. Radar and a superior guidance system help you avoid attacking fighters and Kamikaze ships. The energy stars are near the Larkin command ship: you must retrieve them before you can leave the enemy sector.
COSMIC RAIDERS (1-4 players)
An evil force, LARKIN, is attacking your base planet. In every sector you travel through, four
bombs are dropped with a slew of fighters to ensure the bombs will reach your planet. By destroying the bombs, you can earn bonus energy stars. Energy stars are floating above the planet for your strategic use. By flying through one, you are energized with an invincible energy shield to help you wipe out the enemy.
STARTING THE GAME
Choose Cosmic Raiders by pressing 1 on the keypad or by using remote game selection (pull the
trigger on hand control #1, turn the knob until 1 appears on the screen, then pull the trigger again).
Enter the number of Players (1, 2, 3 or 4). Each player then selects his level of difficulty (0-9). Level is extremely easy and is the only level that does not get harder as you play.
Choose the number of ships you will have at your command (1-9). The number will be the same for
PLAYING THE GAME
The hand control functions for Cosmic Raiders are:
Trigger Fires your missiles
Knob Has no function
Joystick Controls your acceleration and movement up and down, left to right
The object of the game is to reach the highest score by shooting down as many enemy fighters as
possible and destroying bombs for bonus energy stars. Every 2 bombs destroyed in a sector gives you a bonus energy star. Radar is used to track in front of and behind your view. Enemy fighters are shown in white and bombs are shown in red. Your ships and the energy stars are shown in black. "F" on the control panel tells you how many enemy fighters you must destroy to complete a sector. "S" on the control panel tells you how many energy stars you have available to you. The number farthest to the right on the control panel tells you how many ships you have left.
You have completed a sector when all enemy fighters are destroyed. When there is more than 1
player, the next player will have his turn when one of your ships is shot down. Each player starts with 2 energy stars and whatever number of ships have been selected.